Monday, October 26, 2015

International Programs will host a Boren Awards scholarship and fellowship workshop this Thursday, October 29, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in 1117 UCC. The workshop is for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students interested in studying less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Students must fulfill a one-year federal service requirement within three years of graduation. 

Boren awards provide up to $20,000 for scholarships, and $30,000 for fellowships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

For more information on undergraduate and graduate awards, please visit the Boren scholarships and fellowships page. 

Jeffrey Ding, a UI senior from Iowa City, IA, is currently studying and interning abroad in Beijing, China, on a fully-funded Boren Scholarship.  He is majoring in political science, economics, and Chinese at the University of Iowa.

For additional questions not answered on our webpage, please contact Karen Wachsmuth at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Karen Wachsmuth at